Do you see what happens when Stoneheart is not on the show?! Do you see?!
I made three different Stannis gifsets (1,2,3). Because everything hurts and they took him from me. I'm having an emotional and mental breakdown of massive proportions.
Well, it finally happened. GoT has finally reached the bottom and became disgrace.
They killed him. They killed my King.
First they killed his characterization and now they took Stephen in armor from me. They never gave me Stoneheart. I have nothing to enjoy in this show anymore.
RIP Stannis of the House Baratheon, the First of His Name, King of the Andals, the Rhoynar and the First Men, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms and Protector of the Realm. The One True King and The Only King I've Ever Loved (2x01-5x07,5x10)
I'm in such pain. I'm in such pain. What was done to Stannis in the last two episodes was just painful to witness. Not even because he was suffering - but because how terrible the writing was.
The audience may be watching, giving the show millions of viewers, but I have never seen more vitriol against the show than directed at that finale. I haven't had the time to read a lot about it - nor do the show presently interests me enough to do so - but according to the news sites I visit people are pissed off.
The thing that repulsed me the most was as I was reading some article and it said people won't really miss or mourn Stannis because he burned his daughter. D&D took everything, everything from Stannis' fans. They disgraced him. They humiliated him. They had fucking Brienne call Renly a "rightful" king to his face.
I'll not forget that. I will not forgive that. The show cannot even be described as guilty pleasure anymore, because there is no pleasure. The writers have taken everything from Stannis and from his fans. They couldn't even have him die an honorable death because after he sentenced Shireen to die there was no honor. They showed his downfall in the series of rushed, horribly set up scenes. He was such a good man and they wrecked everything. All there is left for me now is hatewatching and ridiculing the show. What they have done to Stannis fanbase is unforgivable. They have tainted everything because there is nothing that can erase the memory of broken Stannis from my mind.
I've seen so many wonderful fans of the show dropping it this season. So many Stannis fans, from both here and tumblr and people who weren't even fans of the show in general, but they decided not to watch. I myself am fast crossing from anger to what gets you to stop watching - indifference. I visit the boards less, I no longer make episode gifs from the show. It's like I'm shell shocked from witnessing just how much crap was done on source material and Stannis' character.
You know how if you ate a really bad chicken and it gave you diarrhea and food poisoning and then you couldn't ever even look at that chicken anymore? 5x09 and 5x10 Stannis arc choices are my Thrones bad chicken.
I listed some of the things which make what happened in 5x09 and 5x10 so dumb in comment section under my recap today:
You know it's not about the series changing events from the books. I liked the books, but come on, it's not some sort of great literature. If the series actually replaced the book plots with something else that was entertaining and better than what was in the books, while at least staying true to the characters, it would be fine. But how the hell are some people defending Jaime in Dorne over Jaime in Riverlands? Brienne's dumbass plot over Brienne in Riverlands? Sansa in Winterfell and two servants over the great Northern Conspiracy, a brilliant plot in book 5? It's just unbelievable.
Oh God, the stupidity this year. Thorne lets in the wildlings and Jon,
makes a big deal out of Jon having a good heart and then stabs him
doing a whole character reversal an episode later. Same with Selyse -
hates her child for 2 seasons but when Shireen burns she feels so guilty
that she hangs herself. Same with Stannis who loves his daughter yet
burns her even though there are dozens of other options. Same with
Brienne who chooses selfishness over her oath to Catelyn. Not only is
the writing terrible, it's just inconsistent all around. The characters
don't make sense.
Not that the show does - Stannis doesn't hear
half his army left in the night. He, the greatest military commander in
Westeros, walks on foot to WF. He doesn't send the scouts, the army
doesn't walk in formation. Suddenly out of nowhere Boltons show up with
gigantic army. Where did they get it? Especially that Roose made such a
big deal about being safer in the castle? Why the fuck give the order to
get out and meet Stannis in the field? And where was Roose anyways?
D&D didn't give a fuck about Stannis vs Boltons enough to even show
Roose in the finale at all!
And the logic? What logic?! Stannis walks to WF from Wall for half the season, Melisandre gets from close to WF to Wall in less than one episode.
Ramsay and 20 good men. Bad Pussy.
Slapping game between Tyene and Nym - which is apparently something
that D&D did with Jason Momoa, ohhhh nostalgia. Ellaria poisoning
Myrcella because Ellaria in the show is Cruella de Vill and apparently
doesn't care that Doran will kill her for that. The whole North
Remembers plot is 2 servants in the show. There are no Northern Lords,
in fact it looks like the entire north is just Winterfell and the big
fucking field with Stannis standing on it.
Where were the Tyrells? Where
did Olenna and Littlefinger go? Where was Pod when Brienne was
committing this atrocity? Where the fuck were Melisandre, Davos, the giant
and Tormund during the For the Watch scene? AND WHERE IN SEVEN HELLS WAS
Seriously, Ghost was in two scenes this season and one of those was cameo.
what the fuck with the budget - the allocation of where the money is
going to is awful - did anyone actually saw that Winterfell's direwolf
statues have been sewed off? Or that each of those 600 faces Arya was
looking at in House of Black and white was different? And why the hell
hire Lolys and show her castle if that was for one scene?
really did hate Stannis. No one will ever convince me otherwise. They
could have easily show the battle, but no. Also - there is no way
Stannis burns Shireen in the books and very little chance he loses
Winterfell battle. It was all 11 year olds trapped in hack bodies
There are people
actually enjoying and defending that show and I just have one question -
how the hell did Brienne just chose revenge over protecting that girl?
That whole plot was idiotic with Brienne standing around WAITING FOR A
CANDLE SIGN but honestly leaving that post and then conveniently running
into Stannis...you know what I just cannot talk about this anymore.
There is nothing positive in
the show now. Before you had Catelyn loving her children. Before you had
Stannis love Shireen before they crapped on it. You had Jon and Ygritte,
You had Brienne's loyalty to Cat (seriously Brienne you truly should
hang for abandoning your post). You had the Northerners and others
respect the Starks (that amazing 1x04 ending). You had the Watchers
really focused on the threat - the cold, the Walkers. Now all there is
in the show is just shock chasing shock, death and shit. The
showrunners even said Arya's sword Needle is her symbol of revenge. It's
not, it shows her bond with Jon. There is no longer a sense of these
people thinking of others (except for Jon and Davos) - they are just serving
their own selfish needs. Cersei cares about her children?! Is that
why she does what she does to Margaery even though it hurts Tommen? This
whole show is an unfunny joke.
There is a difference between a complex
character and shit writing. And the latter is now in the show. In the
past it was much better - you had Stannis go to Davos because he
instinctively knew that sacrificing Gendry would be wrong. What happens
this season? Stannis burns his daughter alive, something he would never
do in a million years and the D&D still want to go 'we are such
smart writers and our characters are complex" route and they give him
that moment, born out of ridiculousness when he takes out his sword to
fight for the last time all heroic.
This is a good way of showing what is
essentially happening here - Martin told D&D the ending and they only
care about the ending, not the destination which is actually what's
important here. So even though we had fantastic Stannis moment in finale
the road to that and the series of scenes given to him in episode 9 and episode
10 was stupidity, travesty and an absolute disgrace.
And they insulted us further by now condemning us to 10 month long debate over 'is he really dead?' because they didn't even show it on screen.
It can get worse. The Boltons can find him and flay his corpse. It revolts me how possible it is in that show. My only hope is that if they send that script to Stephen he tells them to go fuck themselves.
A big part of me is happy because Stephen doesn't need to struggle with this show anymore. And the show didn't deserve him. So many wonderful actors there, just stuck. Jesus Christ, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is so great and he is stuck with such crap material 2 years in the row.
I hoped a bit Brienne would kill him but not after a series of humiliating scenes and not after he lost the battle. Are you fucking kidding me with that battle?! I hoped Stannis will win, redeem himself and fight the Walkers like he intended to. Oh God Brienne. How could you?
And for what? For that asshole Renly?!
Oh God, I'm so disgusted.
The show's directors continue to embarrass themselves. David Nutter came close to Alex Graves' level when he told the interviewer that the moment Stannis dies wasn't show because it would be gratuitous. He said that about the episode where Arya stabs out Merryn Trant's eyes and then repeatedly keeps stabbing him. I just can't. I can't.
We had some lovely things said about Stephen from his co-stars. Stephen of course said nothing. He gives interviews if he has to or really wants to and I can definitely see why he doesn't want to this time. God, they did it to him just as he finally started hanging around with the cast. I can't. I seriously can't.
"“He’s not a movie star, he’s not a film star, he’s a f**king actor and
he’s absolutely magnificent to work with and I shall hugely, hugely miss
the scenes that I’ve had with him because he’s a master of the truth,”
Liam continued. “He just digs and digs and digs. You can see it on the
screen. There’s just no bulls**t when you’re working with that man. He’s
a joy to work with and it’s all about the writing, servicing the
writing, servicing the story. There’s absolutely no ego at work there
and I think that’s one of the reasons he’s as wonderful as he is. He’s
an extraordinary actor. I miss him. I miss him hugely.”"
My only consolation is that hopefully the show will give Stephen exposure and he will be in more things I can watch, thank God there is the Tunnel 2 to look forward to otherwise I'd just go to London and lie on the pavement in front of his house begging him to hold me. I think I may actually do that anyways.
There are people out there who took their hatred and crafted hilarious things from it - this recap and this recap are just absolutely brilliant.
Thank God for Spy. At least this made me laugh. Statham was just beyond brilliant and I cried because I laughed so hard during coat/doorknob moment. I'm really bitter and tired and disenchanted and in no mood to do anything but I'll try to review this one next week. Definitely my favorite McCarthy comedy.
Sicario first trailer is pretty dope!
Get that Oscar nomination Emily!
I've tried making myself feel better this week so behold my new bag, dress and haircut - that's right no more braids. It's inspired by Bryce Dallas Howard's hairstyle in Jurassic World but it came off a bit like Amy Dunne too.Yeah, I don't think that is a coincidence.